Yes, I am alive! There's just a lot going on, which isn't much of a surprise this time of year. So...here's a little update:
I've been less stressed this Christmas and able to get more done so that's good. I sent out all of my Christmas cards (hope I didn't forget anyone!) and I'm almost done with shopping. I just need to pick up one more thing for the husband and I'm waiting for him to tell me what to get for my in-laws. Every year this task falls to me and I finally put my foot down this year. "They are your family," I insisted and told me it's too stressful for me to have to figure out what to get. I don't mind being the one to go out and buy it, but they are his parents so therefore it makes more sense to me that the ideas of what to get are his. Yeah, he still hasn't given me any ideas except photos, which isn't a bad idea but he really needed to have come up with this sooner instead of yesterday. Now there's no time for that so I made him try again. :P He may not come up with anything in time but I'm determined to let that be his problem and not mine (although I will probably still be embarrassed if it comes to that).
Speaking of the in-laws, we will be leaving town to go visit them next week sometime, probably Wednesday or Thursday. We'll stay for about a week, we'll spend Christmas there but not New Years. I'm taking my lap top with me so I'll still be around. Not that it matters...I haven't been posting on LJ like I should, heh.
For Christmas my mom said she wants to help me get a new sewing machine. The main reason I've been so lazy about updating my store for the past six months is because of my old, clunky machine. So I decided I really just need to buckle down and get a new one. That's the plan for the new year and then I'm hoping to get back to work on my store and finally
get some brand spankin' new stuff done. I'd also like a serger...but I've never used one, nor do I know what to really look for when buying one so I'm not sure about that.
Oh! And I'm finally not sick anymore! :P I was sick over Thanksgiving and I got a round of antibiotics, but when I was done taking them my ear was still plugged up with fluid, not to mention my throat was still sore and I had a ton a drainage. Blah. I went back to the doctor and she put me on more (a different kind). After a few difficulties with some side effects I'm finally much better and today is the last day for those so I'm hoping I will be illness/medication free for the rest of the year at least.
The last day of school is tomorrow and my kids are thrilled about that. In fact my oldest son, who is a sophomore in high school, only has a half day today because of finals so in his mind it's extra good. Before leaving town I'm thinking I might take them to see "Tangled" because we've all been wanting to check that movie out. Well, there's a small list of movies we want to see but "Tangled" is at the top. We did see "Harry Potter" a few weeks ago.
On the dolly side of things, I really have no wish list. I suppose I would still like to get a PukiFee Pong eventually but I'm not in a rush. I would really like to pick one up second hand so I'm just being patient. I did sell one of my Dals though (Phoebe, my Rot Chan). I'm not sure Dals are really for me, but I can't part with my other one (Puki) just yet. Maybe I'll just end up keeping her as my "token Dal", haha. I am thinking I might try out an Isul but I want to see owner photos first. ;)( Collapse )
Wow...I haven't written an LJ post this long in quite some time...but I'm finally done now. :P